Quote of the day:
"If you only read the books everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
~ Maruki Murakami
Today's featured book:
Author: Ali Maier
Max and Maggie, ten year old twins, find out to their surprise that they are required to write a summer journal on their time off.... and together! What? You've got to be kidding!
Mom has laid out an extensive plan to have both the kids record 12 entries in that journal by summer's end. At first there is resistance but as the journey of the journal unfolds and the twins navigate the daily trials of their childhood and their differences of opinions on almost everything, they begin to see the value of the lesson mom is trying to teach them. Through their symbiotic writing they gain a better understanding, and yes, even appreciation of not only who they are as a person but who the other sibling is as well.
The book is written in a free-style, journalistic format full of funny interjections and fun, humorous, kid-friendly pics. I know kids (and parents) will love this book and who knows? Maybe next summer your own kids will take up the pen and travel through personal diary pages until the school bell sounds and requires them to trade in their homespun journal for teacher-taught, creative writing classes and the dreaded.....homework assignments! When school does beckon them back you can rest assured that their writings skills will be greatly improved because of their summer writing experiences. I highly recommend this book.
For more info and ideas concerning this book check out the author's website at: http:// mommadeuswritethis.com
An interview with the author:
The Bookie Monster Interviews Ali Maier, author of Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer.
Book Review Rating: 8 (Fantastic!)
New books to watch for by the author:
Read on and read always! Have an amazing day.